Divisional Commander

Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark is the Divisional Commander for the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division.

CS Clark grew up in Midlothian and started her policing career as a Special Constable whilst working for the John Lewis Partnership. She became a regular officer a year later in 1988, working in Edinburgh and Livingstone as she rose through the ranks.

After working in Police Scotland’s Operational Support Division looking after event and emergency planning, she returned to Edinburgh where she has been part of the Senior Management Team for the Division with responsibility for areas including counter terrorism, emergency and event planning, wellbeing and engagement.

CS Clark is the current chair of the Lothians and Borders Local Resilience Partnership, which brings together all emergency services, public sector agencies and key industry partners to prepare and plan for risks to the community and local infrastructure and major incidents.

The Lothians and Scottish Borders Division

The Lothians & Scottish Borders Division serves around 462,080 people over 2,393 square miles, stretching from Blackridge to Newcastleton. It covers East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders .

The Division has four territorial command areas aligned with their respective local councils. Each has a dedicated Area Commander who is responsible for all daily policing functions. Each area is also served by a number of community policing teams whose activities are built around the needs of the local community. They are responsible for responding to local calls and looking for long term solutions to key issues.

For regular crime prevention advice and updates on what’s happening across the Division, you can like 'Lothians & Scottish Borders Police Division’ on Facebook and follow ‘@LothBordPolice’ on Twitter.

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